Developing a Unified View of Risk: Bridging the Divide Between the Front and Middle Office

Investment firms have begun to recognize there is great value, beyond compliance, in the vast amounts of data currently being collected for regulatory purposes. When harnessed correctly, this information can be used to improve investment decision-making as well as to satisfy regulators and investors.

With the right technology and risk management approach, the middle office can feed risk-related data to the front office to support a more intuitive investment decision-making process. However, firms must do more to grasp this opportunity.

Using the results gathered from a global survey of investment and risk management professionals, this white paper examines the risk management challenges faced by financial firms in today’s markets and how systems can and should adapt in response.